Acne friendly sugar alternatives

Posted by Farah Afridi on

It is common knowledge that sugar causes horrors on our well-being (hormonal imbalances, obesity, cholesterol, diabetes and more), but what about our skin health? Recent studies show that sugar and refined carbs (a high-glycaemic diet) aggravates the two most important causes of acne: hormones and inflammation, which are reflected in our skins sturdiness. Here’s the lowdown on what exactly sugar does to your skin and what you can do about it.

What sugar should you eat?

Opt for ‘’low glycemic foods’’, like whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and fruits they break down more slowly in your system and help you avoid sugar and insulin spikes. Low-glycaemic options have shown to improve acne and help balance out the hormones linked to it and will fast track your journey to clear skin.

Tips to offset sugar’s effects on skin

  • Go gourmet: Use raw honey or coconut sugar as the sweetener (but in moderation of course), this is a healthier alternative to regular sugar especially for making homemade treats or hot drinks. And if you simply have to indulge, treat yourself to dark chocolate (anything over 60%) to reap the antioxidants benefits.
  • Drink water: From time to time, those sweet cravings can actually be a sign of dehydration. So, opt for filtered water, coconut water or add fruit to your water instead of the sugary sodas
  • Add some spices into your life: Certain spices will add natural sweetness to your food like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Cinnamon is also known to lower blood sugar.
  • Include foods that help acne problems: Certain foods have been linked to improve acne.  These include fish oil, turmeric, ginger, green tea, nuts, dark purple and red foods such as berries, green foods like dark green leafy vegetables, and omega 3-eggs. These are just some of the anti-inflammatory foods that help minimize toxic build up in your system, fight free radicals, and promote health and well-being.
  • Remember diet is just one small part of eliminating acne: Cleansing, and moisturizing, are also essential for clearer skin.  SkinB5 is natural and effective and helps you manage your acne whilst helping you to maintain healthy skin. The SkinB5 Cleansing Mousse is very gentle on the skin and works deep down to remove excess oils and problem causing bacteria. The SkinB5 Acne Control Moisturizer helps keep skin hydrated all day long (without the shiny residue) and glowing!
  • Take acne-fighting supplements: Lastly some supplements are critical for skin health. Antioxidant levels have been shown to be low in acne sufferers.

SkinB5’S Acne Control Tablets- Extra Strength.Suitable for all skin types and each tablet contains powerful blemish fighting vitamins and minerals that work from within to treat facial and body acne, including blackheads and whiteheads. These products are all natural :

Try to limit processed foods that contain sugar. Sugar is hidden in unlikely foods so do a quick scan of the ingredients and keep in mind sugar can be disguised as glucose, evaporated cane juice, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), fruit juice concentrate, fructose, dextrose, caramel or syrup.

SkinB5 is available online at and at reputable health food stores and pharmacies nationwide

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Diane Falzon


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